This week we are going to be taking a look at some of the key issues related to public education in our state. Under the Republican leadership of the NCGA, North Carolina has pushed forward with controversial, market-driven education reforms. This week we will be taking a closer look at school choice, teacher pay, the Innovative School District programme and the impact of the NCGA's legislation on class sizes.
We are going to start today with a primer on some of the most important topics. This article in the News and Observer summarizes many of the key issues facing public education in North Carolina today. Do you know where candidates running for election in your district stand on these issues? Use our handy guide to research what local politicians have to say on these issues!
And while many issues affecting education are decided by the NCGA, your local school board plays a huge role in determining how children are educated. Find out who is running using this guide.